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... a french card game called African Tarot. When the game ended about 4 hours ago, so did the fun.
Our eventual destination is Krakow. We will arrive, I hope, eventually around 7am and make a 20 minute walking journey to our hotel. We have a day to recover, before a day to explore the city on Saturday, and tour to Auschwitz on Sunday.
Well, for the record we made it. We got into Krakow around 7.30am. ...
... again. She pointed out that the population of Roma (Gypsies) in Europe declined from 500K to 250K during WW2 and yet there are now 15 million in Europe today. Her point was that 15 million people still live without a homeland and could easily be targeted again. Very impactful!
Of course, the sights you see at Auschwitz really help you to understand the magnitude of what happened there. We saw rooms full of shoes, ...
... down to pray in front of the gallows and prison cells. I find myself saying a quick prayer as well- god please give them peace and let this never ever ever happen again to a people. After my prayer i feel trivial because my prayer seems very un-profound and even simplistic for what i'm asking.
Three hours pass between holding back tears, looking away, cringing and deep breaths and i finally walk across the barbed wire opening that once was ...
Left Czech Republic today. Had to change currency to Florint. We visited Auschwitz-Birkenau on the way to medieval Krakow where we're staying overnigh, and had my first pub-crawl.
First stop to Poland is Auschwitz.
Germans back in WWII considered Russians, Romanis, Poles and Jews sub-human. Hence the way they were treated in Auschwitz.
I can't help my tears. It wasn't the photos that did it for me. It was when I saw those ...
Visiting Auschwitz was a hard and eye opening experience, but one that we both felt should be done to honor the memory of those who suffered through the Nazi-led genocide. It was a somber reminder of the cruelties mankind is capable of and yet a passionate example of human endurance, strength and perseverance.
We did ...